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Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Parliamentary constituency Diamond Harbour
Assembly constituency Metiaburuz
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33

Metiabruz is a neighbourhood on the southern fringe of Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.


Metiabruz has a rich history. The Nawab of Awadh, Wajid Ali Shah, took refuge here when he was ousted by the British from his throne, and attempted to build a replica of his palace in Matiaburj. The Imambara he created stands at the centre of Matiaburj, and it is sometimes called the 'Second Lucknow'.The first race course in India is also situated in the Akra area in Metiabruz.


The area is connected with central Kolkata by road, through the Circular Garden Reach Rd, a 40 min drive. This road ends at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Borough Committee 15 office. And from here its name changes to Wajid Ali Shah road which goes to the Metiaburj Police Station and from here it divides into the S. A. Farooqui Road and the Wajid Ali Shah Road, the main arterial roads of the place. The well-known Botanical Gardens of Shibpur are located just across the Hooghly river. Another local district, Howrah, is well connected with Matiaburj through a frequent ferry and boat service.


Although relatively unknown to those living in Kolkata, Matiaburj is a key industrial location, with a power station and a water pumping station that supply water to major parts of the city. It also has a shipyard, the GRSEhttp://www.grse.nic.in/ that is engaged in making warships of Indian Navy and Coast Guard, and is home to one of the largest textile manufacturers in India.[citation needed].The area is largest producer of non branded garments in India.The haat system {weekly market} here is largest in India.[citation needed] Another key area of employment in the city are brick-kilns, which generally employ daily wage workers. Matiaburj is also famous for being the largest KITE manufacturer in the world.[citation needed]

Population and Linguistics[edit]

The population of Metiabruz consists mainly of Muslim (75%).[citation needed] The main spoken languages include Urdu, Hindi and Bengali. It is home to a large number of unskilled labourers that settled here from rural areas in West Bengal and Bihar, who are employed on a daily wage; this includes construction workers, cleaners, plumbers, and painters.[citation needed]

Education in Metiabruz does not feature highly on the local government agenda[citation needed] although Metiabruz recently got a college named Metiabruz College under Kolkatta University but only for Arts and the subjects offered Are Urdu, English, Hindi, History, Political Science and Education and Honours only in Political science and Urdu.However, off late interest in education is rising among the middle class Muslim population. Numerous privately owned schools (English Medium)and Government aided schools have come up and a college (Hari Mohan Ghosh College)has been set up by the Government. Literacy rate is low, more infrastructural development are expected from Government in the education sector.

Due to the huge concentration of population, sanitation is a big problem and it has always remained an issue among political parties during election."Katcha Toilets" are still found in some areas. Broken drains and nallas create a messy condition during rainy season.

See also[edit]

There are very few schools are in this area. All are Urdu medium. Government effort are negligible for building education environment.

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Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:56:15 -0800

Two workmates were in the middle of a drunken argument in Chetla on Friday night when a police team bundled them into a vehicle and sped off. A little earlier, in Kalighat, the cops had rounded up three neighbours from Metiabruz allegedly found ...
Times of India
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:19:25 -0700

KOLKATA: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) that has been probing the Burdwan blast case has come to know that a radical Islamist organization — Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIH) — may have been responsible for funding different terror modules ...
Times of India
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:10:20 -0800

All of the accused are poor stitching workers at Metiabruz. With little education, they became the perfect scapegoats for the police, who did not want to arrest the real culprits for their proximity to ruling party," said Mohammed Afzal, another ...
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:59:23 -0800

A major fire broke out at a garment godown in a building at Metiabruz, an area in the southern fringe of the city, today. Fifteen fire tenders have been pushed into service after the fire was reported at the godown at 6.05 AM, fire service sources said ...

Bangladesh News 24 hours

Bangladesh News 24 hours
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:23:37 -0800

BJP national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh has alleged that the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has a 'tacit understanding' with Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami and other Islamic radical outfits from that country.
Economic Times
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:27:01 -0800

"Not only the Burdwan blast case, earlier in 2012 there was blast in Metiabruz. What happened to that investigation? In 2013 too there was blast where a son of a TMC councillor was involved. What happened to that investigation? It seems to be a habit ...

Indian Express

Indian Express
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:11:15 -0800

Muslim-dominated areas of Kolkata such as Park Circus, Rajabazar, Kolkata port area and Metiabruz saw huge processions. (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul). Children from a young age are also part of the customs and traditions. (Source: Express ...
Times of India
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:34:04 -0800

NIA has even found that a blast in a house in Metiabruz two years ago was similar to the Burdwan blast. It was also found that key accused Shakil Ahmed, who died in the Burdwan blast, was a frequent visitor to this area in Kolkata and had even lived ...

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